Education

Few issues strike home for working families as much as education for their children. To be equipped for life, every child needs and deserves high-quality education that is available to all—from early childhood through college. For schools to work, educators must have the support and resources they need to succeed and school buildings must be well-equipped and well-maintained. Our schools must serve all children, and comprehensive services and supports must be in place for students with the greatest needs. All students should have access to higher education and assistance paying for it so they are not barred from college or saddled with impossible debt when they leave.

Public schools and public school teachers have been under attack in recent years—from widespread efforts to shift public school funding to private school voucher programs, to attempts to privatize public schools, to moves by governors and state legislators to take bargaining rights from teachers and other school personnel. These attacks are designed to serve the 1 percent—CEOs who can profit from privatized systems and the wealthiest families—at the expense of the 99 percent of students who deserve the best.

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Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

Yesterday, Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW Local 2110 held in-person and virtual rallies to mark two years of bargaining for a contract, saying that Columbia University's persistent stonewalling for these two years leaves th

Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

A group of staffers at the public advocate’s office are one step closer to negotiating their first contract as a union, bringing organized labor to one of the last remaining nooks in city government.

Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

"Over the last ten years, local construction firms have increasingly profited from the flow of people leaving prison. The most outrageous firms are literally called 'Body Shops'.

Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

CJNY's Education Fund hosted its first 2021 Long Island Climate Change and Offshore Wind Training in coordination with Cornell's Worker Institute.

Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

This week at AFM Local 802, the union celebrates that the first New York "pop-up" concerts with Jon Batiste and Stay Human were covered under a union contract, and that the AFL-CIO featured Local 802 member

Feb 26, 2021 | News Story

The labor and arts communities of New York mourn the loss of Mark Plesent, co-artistic director of the Working Theater.

Mar 10

Please join us for an important Panel Discussion:

Labor & Civil Rights

Moderated by:

Janella T. Hinds, Secretary-Treasurer, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO & Vice President for Academic High Schools, United Federation of Teachers

Feb 19, 2021 | News Story

"Nobody feels safe in the subway. Not the riders and certainly not the workers. Daily ridership was down 3.5 million last year. But more people were robbed, raped and murdered in the system than in 2019," writes Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano in a NY Daily News Op-Ed.

Feb 19, 2021 | News Story

New York’s Guggenheim Museum has signed a contract with its first-ever labor union, the latest in

Feb 19, 2021 | News Story

On February 5th, the editorial staff of The New York Daily News announced they had